In Haarlem there lives a bird fancier and trainer well-known throughout Holland. He is Mr.?
Mr. Van Houten takes one of his budgerigars (parakeets) out of its cage.
A close-up of Mr. Van Houten and the bird.
Some parakeets emerge from a model of an old-time Dutch house.
A group of budgerigars on their porch.
Two budgerigars perform some acrobatics.
Mr. Van Houten talks to two of his birds.
A budgerigar takes himself for a ride in a wheel.
A budgerigar must climbs a rope ladder.
A budgerigar walks the tight-rope (two shots)
Two budgerigars ride a toy motor-cycle.
Three more shots of the birds on the motor-cycle.
Close-up of Mr. Van Houten with one of the budgerigars.
Mr. Van Houten puts one of the birds to bed.
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Background: In Haarlem there lives a bird fancier and trainer well-known throughout Holland. He is Mr. Klaas van Houten and for many years he has trained budgerigars (parakeets) and ricebirds to perform numbers of tricks, some of them surprising.
When a Visnews cameraman visited him, Mr. Van Houten persuaded some of his budgerigars to show what they could do, following upon years of patient training.